Senior Practitioner - Intercountry Assessment Team

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced social worker for the role of senior practitioner in our Intercountry Assessment Team.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in an adoption team, with a sound understanding of assessment work. Ideally the candidate will also have a good knowledge of intercountry adoption, although this is not essential.

The post is fulltime and based in our High Barnet Office.  Click here for a copy of the Job description

For an application form please e-mail: or for further information prior to applying, please email Catherine Bunch, Team Manager in the Assessment Team  

Please note the following:

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7 March 2018

Provisional Interview date:      Friday 16th March  2018


Board of Trustees

IAC is seeking to broaden the range of skills on the Trustee Board.  If you are interested, please contact Emma Patmore


Sessional social workers: London and surrounding counties
Salary: Competitive
Closing date for applications: Ongoing

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is currently looking to recruit experienced freelance social workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

  • A social work qualification and registration with the HCPC
  • At least three years post-qualifying experience in childcare social work
  • Experience of completing adoption assessments and producing Prospective Adopter Reports (PARs)
  • Willingness/ability to travel to applicants' homes

Please send CV’s by email to, after which you may be invited for interview.


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